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George and Martha: The Complete Stories of Two Best Friends

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ISBN13: 9780395851586
ISBN10: 0395851580
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George and Martha: not, as one might think, the first president and his spouse, but two hippopotamuses created by the singular talent of James Marshall. For the past quarter century, these stories have entertained, intrigued, and delighted readers of all ages. The portly animals have also taught us, in a humorous and lighthearted way, about what it means to be a true friend. A man with a talent for friendship, James Marshall defined its very essence in his stories about the world's two best friends. In this volume, all thirty-five episodes are brought together to celebrate friendship and two of the most lovable book characters ever created.

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George and Martha, two hippopotamuses teach young readers, in a humorous way, about what it means to be a true friend. In this volume, all 35 episodes are brought together to celebrate friendship and two of the most lovable book characters ever created. Full color.

Synopsis:

George and Martha, two hippopotamuses teach young readers, in a humorous way, about what it means to be a true friend. In this volume, all 35 episodes are brought together to celebrate friendship and two of the most lovable book characters ever created. Full color.

About the Author

'James Marshall (19421992) is one of the most popular and celebrated artists in the field of children\'s literature. Three of his books were selected as New York Times Best Illustrated Books, and he received a Caldecott Honor Award in 1989 for Goldilocks and the Three Bears. With more than seventy-five books to his credit, including the popular George and Martha series, Marshall has earned the admiration and love of countless readers.'

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Cathy from Olympia, Washington, January 25, 2007 (view all comments by Cathy from Olympia, Washington)
As Maurice Sendak states in his foreward, "The George and Martha books teach us nothing and everything." Indeed! George and Martha's relationship reminds me of a sibling relationship-- sometimes they fight and won't speak to each other, but they are always there for each other when it really counts, and are fiercely protective of each other. In one story, "Martha caused quite a splash," enabling George to climb back down the high board unnoticed. (The accompanying illustration is wonderful, with a geyser of water erupting from the pool and escaping the picture's border). Marshall managed the perfect balance of deceptively simple stories and illustrations.

I've read the whole book multiple times to my children (I lost count of the actual number some time ago). I must admit, however, even if I had no children, I would have purchased the book for myself. I absolutely ADORE the George and Martha stories! George and Martha are for children ages 2-102!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780395851586
Subtitle:
The Complete Stories of Two Best Friends
Foreword:
Sendak, Maurice
Author:
Marshall, James
Author:
Sendak, Maurice
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Friendship
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Animals - Mammals
Subject:
Children's stories, American
Subject:
Hippopotamus
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
George & Martha
Series Volume:
11
Publication Date:
October 1997
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.25 x 8.5 in 2.55 lb
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 352 pages Houghton Mifflin Company - English 9780395851586 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , George and Martha, two hippopotamuses teach young readers, in a humorous way, about what it means to be a true friend. In this volume, all 35 episodes are brought together to celebrate friendship and two of the most lovable book characters ever created. Full color.
"Synopsis" by , George and Martha, two hippopotamuses teach young readers, in a humorous way, about what it means to be a true friend. In this volume, all 35 episodes are brought together to celebrate friendship and two of the most lovable book characters ever created. Full color.
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